Student government to hold special election


Student government votes in Clara Akwarandu as fourth justice. Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Heather Montoya

Student Government Association (SGA) Secretary Megan Holloway tendered her resignation on Sept. 26. Registration for the vacancy of student body secretary is now open for students. The filing process for candidates opened at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 26, and will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Oct. 3. Voting for the special election is scheduled to start at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 8 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10.

“I have really enjoyed being secretary and being a part of executive, and I hope you and the rest of executive have a wonderful semester and continue making positive changes on campus,” Holloway said in her resignation.

SGA is working to send an email out to the student body for awareness about the special election. Academic Affairs requires a two-week advance notice for email distribution, so the election notification email may not reach students until the last day of the election. No other vacant positions will be up for voting during this special election per SGA’s Constitution.

Bylaw III: Vacancies – Section 1: Vacancies – Part D of SGA’s Constitution states: “Special Elections can be called for Executive Officer Elections only. Any other elections, other than In-House, must take place with the regularly scheduled SGA fall or spring elections or end of the present semester; whichever comes first.”

Due to the current timeline, vacant senators’ positions from the previous elections will be decided In-House according to the bylaws. A discussion to amend the constitution in order to include the vacant senator positions in this upcoming special election was entertained on the general assembly floor, but ultimately no motion was made.

Voting for this special election will be held on RowdyLink.